The “Great Move in Rail Systems” meeting was held by the Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality (IMM). At the meeting held at Haliç Congress Center, IMM President Ekrem İmamoğlu said that the tender will be held for Beylikdüzü İncirli Metro and HIZRAY, whose project work will end at the end of 2021.
HIZRAY'S FEASIBILITY STUDIES WILL END AT THE END OF 2021
Emphasizing that they created employment thanks to the restarted projects, İmamoğlu said, “As of today, we have employed a total of 10 people in our 5.000 ongoing projects. Since June 2019, we have employed 4.000 people. With the new projects to start, the number of our employment will increase even more ”. İmamoğlu gave the good news that they will be tendered for 2021 new and large lines that they will project in 2. İmamoğlu, these projects; With the "Beylikdüzü - Esenyurt - Sefaköy - İncirli Metro Line", Istanbul residents living in 17 districts including Beylikdüzü, Esenyurt, Avcılar, Küçükçekmece, Bağcılar, Esenler, Bayrampaşa, Gaziosmanpaşa, Eyüp, Kağıthane, Beşiktaş, Üsküdar, Ümraniye, Ataşehir, Sancaktepe, Sultanbeyli, Pendik shared the information that it is HIZRAY that will make his life easier.
"AVERAGE SPEED WILL BE BETWEEN 70-80 KILOMETERS"
Stating that the project design work will end at the end of 2021 and the tender will be launched, İmamoğlu said: “Our second rail system line that will cross the East-West axis from one end to the other will be HIZRAY. While the average speed in metro lines in Istanbul is 35 kilometers, this speed drops to an average of 20 kilometers in the public transport system. The average speed we aim for in HIZRAY will be between 70-80 kilometers. The distance between Beylikdüzü and Sabiha Gökçen will be 1 hour. We anticipate that HIZRAY will carry 1 million passengers a day when it is put into operation. We envisage mixed models such as public-private cooperation for the financing of this line, which is estimated to be 6 billion dollars, including construction and metro vehicles. We aim to complete the 2020 project of the HIZRAY project, which we started the preliminary design and feasibility study at the end of 2021. "